2008-2009 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
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Top Customer Reviews
What I love about this DVD is that they not only cover most of the important games I mentioned, but they show some of the most memorable plays from those games and from the playoffs, it really got me hyped up over last season. They show some good locker room footage during the playoffs as well which hasn't been aired before, and they show a fair amount of the parade footage in the credits.
Unfortunately, the main feature is only 60 minutes long, which I wish they would've made into at least 90-120 minutes which shows how epic and long an NBA season (especially the playoffs) is.Read more ›
I got this for the actual games played, thinking there would be 2 complete games as well as 2 complete fourth quarters among the "Bonus Features." This was not a realistic expectation from a single DVD, which also had other programs.
The first game in the bonus section was the 12/25/08 game with the Boston Celtics, which the Lakers won 92-83. This feature was 9 min. 15 sec. long and the actual game footage was only 5 & ¼ min. The second game was the 1/19/09 game with the Cleveland Cavaliers which LA won 105-88. This feature was 9 min. 8 sec. and had only 4 & ½ min. of actual playing time. I enjoyed seeing LeBron James makes some shots for Cleveland, and some of the Celtics making shots, as well as the performances by the Lakers. However, I don't generally like games that are condensed so much, where you just see people making baskets (and sometimes setting up shots) (unless it is Michael Jordan, perhaps). And why did the producers pick the Cleveland game, which did not provide enough competition for the Lakers to make it a great game? For these reasons, these two "games" were disappointing.
Both fourth-quarters are shown in their entirety, which I appreciated. The bonus section's first fourth-quarter was game 7 with the Houston Rockets during the Western Semifinals. The quarter started with the Lakers ahead 69-50 and ended with the Lakers 89 and Rockets 70. The value of this feature is you can see the Lakers playing very well.Read more ›
After having gotten to the mountaintop last year and then getting shoved off the mountaintop, this season was either championship or bust. But this newest incarnation of the team, although highly regarded, certainly put its fans thru the wringer and provided its critics plenty of ammo. Most of the doubts stem from L.A. getting embarrassed by Boston in the 2008 Finals, and the stigma absolutely carried over into the next season. And, during the regular season, L.A. had trouble maintaining leads and allowed inferior teams to hang around. Then there were the setbacks in the playoffs. For all that they put us thru, and the soap opera nature of this team, and the fact that Kobe was this close to skedaddling... yeah, this Larry O'Brien trophy feels just a bit more special.
The feature presentation runs at 70 minutes and offers significant coverage, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the Lakers' 2008-09 season.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it! Big La Lakers/Kobe fan. Had to add to my collection.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
One of my favorite liquor championship series this video brings me back to the days when it wasn't embarrassing to watch my team !Published 5 months ago by Mike
My husband absolutely loved these! They arrived in perfect time for christmas.Published 5 months ago by Kathryn Hale
DVD is often pixilated including very first time we watched it. Sometimes washing it will help sometimes not.Published 8 months ago by James D Cook